Life is more fun when you mix things up. Just ask Queen Elizabeth.
The 93-year-old monarch surprised royal fans yesterday when she not only stepped out in a saucier version of one of her fashion staples but also—wait for it—gardened. Looks like it’s not all pomp and circumstance for Queen Elizabeth all the time.
So what sparked this suddenly sassy side of Her Majesty? Well, yesterday she visited the National Institute of Agricultural Botany near Cambridge, which would make anyone want to let their wild side loose (J.K.). Queen Elizabeth set foot on the campus to celebrate 100 years of crop research. But just because she’s a queen doesn’t mean she wasn’t willing to get her hands dirty.
Queen Elizabeth reportedly refused help from NIAB chairman Jim Godfrey when it came time to plant a hornbeam tree. “No, no,” she said when he offered to assist her. “I’m still perfectly capable of planting a tree.”